I could talk about football, about how people who are not interested have suddenly become interested, about how much fun it is spending time with people whose company you enjoy. I could talk about my friend who is half Croatian and half English so won both matches but will be supporting England as that is where her heart lies. I too will have a similar conflict if it turns into a Belgium v England final.
However, much more important than football is the very contrasting ten minutes a day. My daily meditation of ten minutes has made a huge difference. My daily posting here of under ten minutes is a discipline of which I cannot so clearly recognise the benefits but it’s still early days. I’m grateful to my colleague from last year’s course for talking about her daily journal which encouraged me to start. Hers takes a maximum of 8.5 minutes.
So one more of the things I would like to change in my life with which I’ve been struggling for the last ten years is exercise. I’ve tried Wii, dance mats, walking, swimming, all sorts. But none of them stick for various reasons. But I do want to get into the habit of looking after my body as the aches and pains are getting more regular somewhere. I thought I would take my ten minutes a day mentality and see if I can apply it to exercise. So I’ve signed up to a ten minutes a day Pilates challenge for a month and I will see if I can stick it out and feel the benefits.